Professor of Practice of Construction Engineering Technology

The ABET-accredited Construction Engineering Technology program in the College of Business and Professional Studies, Engineering Technology Dept., at Missouri Western State University (MWSU) invites applications for a non tenure-track Professor of Practice in Construction Technology for an August 2024 appointment.

The Department of Engineering Technology at Missouri Western offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and minors in Construction Management and Manufacturing Technology. At the graduate level, the Department partners with the AACSB-accredited Craig School of Business to offer an MBA concentration in Engineering Technology Management.

Successful applicants will join MWSU as the campus completes construction of the new Convergent Technology Alliance Center (CTAC), a state-of-the-art facility that will house applied learning labs that mirror those in today’s – and tomorrow’s – industrial environment. This facility not only represents campus and region’s commitment to technology and to regional partnerships, but also creates a unique opportunity for faculty to conduct research, work with industry and government, all while developing innovative industry and field-driven programs.

Ideal candidates will have disciplinary expertise and professional experience, show evidence of or the potential for exceptional teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level (in-person and online), and the ability to collaborate with industry, government, and areas educational partners.


Duties for candidates for Professor of Practice positions include performance of activities corresponding with the teaching and service expectations for the department and college.

We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise and professional experience in construction engineering technology, an aptitude for exceptional teaching, and the potential for productive collaboration with the region, community, and our external partners. Construction engineering technology comprises areas including project management, scheduling, estimating, quality control, safety, and design.
Successful candidates will:

  • Demonstrate disciplinary and professional expertise in the construction industry.
  • Exhibit a desire to collaborate and build relationships with colleagues, the region, the community, and industry partners.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve on department committees, attend department meetings, and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.


  • MS, or M.Eng. in construction, civil, or mechanical engineering or a closely-related field, with at least 5 years of related construction industry experience, OR
  • Masters of Business Administration with an undergraduate degree in construction engineering or a closely-related field, and at least 5 years of related industry experience, OR
  • Ph.D. in Construction Engineering or a closely-related field (ABD considered)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • As Missouri’s designated applied learning institution, we seek a candidate who is both collaborative and service oriented, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to building real-world active-learning environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer
  • Industry-related professional designations such as PMP, LEED AP, DBIA, or CSM.
  • Teaching or industry experience in areas related to construction project management, scheduling, estimating, procurement, QA/QC, safety, CAD, or design.
  • Interest in curricular design and innovation in the delivery of undergraduate curriculum
  • Success working with students and/or industry colleagues as an advisor, mentor, or internship supervisor
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or adult learners

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